Wednesday November 25, 2015
May 21st, 2015
Will we regard poverty as a haunting national problem, or will the focus groups continue to tell politicians of all stripes to talk only about the middle class because mentioning the poor is politically toxic?
The left's success in denying President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ugly to behold. The case put forth by a showboating Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- that Obama cannot be trusted to make a deal in the interests of American workers -- is almost worse than wrong. It is irrelevant.
The Senate Democrats who turned on Obama are playing a 78 rpm record in the age of digital downloads.
Think we've achieved gender equality in America?
Take a look at the change rattling around in your pocket. Or folded up in your wallet.
If you lived in Syria, Argentina or Turkey, there's a good chance a woman would be on at least one of the bills you pulled out to pay for your morning coffee.
Twenty years after bringing down a major British bank, Nick Leeson is sounding alarm bells about China. Unless the country reforms its stock markets, he warns, it's only a matter of time until his earlier disaster repeats itself on a larger scale.
Sitting across the table in my radio studio, California Congressman John Garamendi grabbed his head in disbelief when I asked him about the Trans-Pacific Partnership: "What's the president doing?" It's the same reaction I've received from many Democratic members of Congress over the last few weeks.
Jeb Bush wants to stop talking about past controversies. And you can see why. He has a lot to stop talking about. But let's not honor his wish. You can learn a lot by studying recent history, and you can learn even more by watching how politicians respond to that history.
Let's discuss Jeb Bush's terrible week.
Republicans may like to rail against big government. But here in Wisconsin — where conservative lawmakers just introduced a bill to dramatically restrict what people can buy with their own food stamps — Republicans want to cook up a new kind of nanny state.
This isn’t a new idea altogether.
It's still a radical document, the U.S. Constitution, no part of it more so than the First Amendment. Almost everybody's for freedom of speech -- particularly for themselves and people who agree with them. However, the part about "no establishment of religion" vexes True Believers of every persuasion. How can government possibly remain neutral in matters of faith?
If Michelle Obama's critics actually paid attention to her recent commencement speech, they would hear a lot of advice that conservatives like to hear -- when it is not coming from Michelle Obama.
Rest assured, you can enjoy the first lady's speech to graduates at historically black Tuskegee University without being a white-hating racist, although you would not know it from the complaints of her right-wing radio critics.